Erwin Schwarz, 78, of St. Joseph passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph.

Erwin was born April 21, 1942, in Warthegau, Poland to the late Ferdinand and Wilhelmine (Banik) Schwarz. He immigrated to America in the mid 1950s. On Aug. 22, 1964, in Benton Harbor, he married Lilli Rutsch.